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Carl Junior (Tom) Clyburn

Born: Tue., Jun. 5, 1934
Died: Thu., Jun. 4, 2020


Public Viewing

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 12, 2020
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 12, 2020
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel


Interment following funeral service

2:15 PM Fri., Jun. 12, 2020
Location: Lakeland Memorial Park


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MR. CARL JUNIOR "Tom" CLYBURN, 85 of HEMBY BRIDGE, NC passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at ST. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, NJ.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Monroe, NC. (Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic we ask that everyone attending the service please wear a Face Mask / Facial Covering and use the Hand Sanitizing Station when entering and exiting the Chapel for the Service)

Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe, NC.  A Public Viewing will be held 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC

Mr. Carl Junior Clyburn, also affectionately known as Tom, Mr. Tom, Dad and Grandpa, was born on Tuesday, June 5, 1934, unto the late Bertha Wright and Elmer Clyburn in Lancaster County, SC.  He was awarded his guardian angel wings on Thursday, June 4, 2020, one day shy of his 86th birthday, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.

Carl Clyburn was educated in the public schools of Lancaster County, in South Carolina, where he met and married the late Thelma  Dorothy Clyburn.  To this union, two children, Denise Carlene and Carl Junior Clyburn, were born.  He subsequently married the late Willie Mae Clyburn and they moved to New York City for ten years.  While in NYC, he was employed by Parkside Plaza.  They returned to Indian Trail, North Carolina and started their own business, Clarl Clyburn's Garbage Service..  They were both members of Glorious Tabernacle Church in Monroe, NC.  Carl Clyburn moved to Paterson, New Jersey in May of 2015, where he was surrounded by the love of his daughter, Denise Clyburn, his son-in-law, William Clyburn and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Carl Clyburn was a devoted father, brother, husband, grandfather, uncle, nephew and friend.  He was a sharp dresser and a dedicated and hardworking man.  He enjoyed watching TV, sitting on the front porch and talking to his family.  He also loved to keep his fleet of cars and trucks clean, going to the beach and attending live wrestling events with his favorite  sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Caudle.  His favorite food was potatoes cooked any style and he would not let a day go by without opening a can of Vienna Sausages and eating a healthy serving of grits.  Everybody knew not to serve him chicken or turkey.  " Girl, I can't eat that " is what he would say.  No one ever got enough nerve to tell him that vienna sausage was made of chicken.

Carl Clyburn was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Clyburn; second wife,  Willie Mae Clyburn; son, Carl Clyburn, Jr.; brothers, Edward, Joe, Neil, Cliff and RJ Clyburn and one sister, Marcella Horton.

Left to cherish loving and fond memories are his devoted daughter, Denise Clyburn (William) of the home in Paterson, NJ; step-son, RJ Clyburn (Kathy); one sister, Vera Mungo of Monroe, NC; one brother, Ralph Clyburn of Monroe, NC; special sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Caudle of Monroe, NC; brother-in-law, Lenzo Clyburn of Marshville, NC; ten grandchildren, Carlene, Thelma, Williiam Jr., Karl, Amber, Summer, Nicholas, and Brandon Clyburn, Raheem McClan and Marie Craig.  fourteen great-grandchildren of Paterson, NJ; Zayla, Zamar, Tahnyea and William III, Ivory Davis, Tiona Harris, Cammarree Benbow. Savion, Suquan, Tyriek, Felicia, Jared, Amyrei, and Diamond Brown; five great-great-grandchildren, Amirah Evans, Prinston Clyburn, Ahmee and Ah'zii Brown and Parker Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  May he rest in peace until we meet again.

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Katherine Grace Clyburn
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
We are sending you our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. He was the sweetest man that I ever met and made a great impact on the lives of his grandchildren. We love papa Tom . We will always cherish him in our hearts.

Denise Clyburn
   Posted Tue June 09, 2020

Classic was sent by Daughter, Denise (William) Clyburn .

Rest In Peace. You will live forever in our hearts. We love you and miss you dearly. -Your daughter, Denise; son-in-law, William, and grandchildren: Carlene, Thelma, William Jr., Carl, and Raheem.


Michael & Melvenia Jones, Melanie, Tim, Shirley, Kathy,Linda,Pastor Brenda, Sonny, Elaine, Pat and Family
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
Our love, Prayers & Sympathy go out to to our Sister in Law Denise, Brother William and family. Look up to Hea ven where all our help come from. All our help come from Jesus. May he keep you all comforted in these difficult times. Mr. Tom will be missed, can't help but remember when you all stopped by our home with Mr. Tom, we had a glorious time. Forever in our hearts. R.I. H.

The Gill Family, Lancaster, S.C.
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
We the family of the late Viola Gill would like to extend our sincere condolences to my lovely Daughter In Law Denise, Awesome Son William & Family, Carlene, Thelma & William Jr. for Mr. Tom. Gone but not forgotton. Love, Prayers & Sympathy. Forever in our hearts. Mama Viola, Melvenia & Family

Karen Vincent
   Posted Thu June 11, 2020
Sending prayers to your family. Paw Paw Tom will surely be missed.

The WRIGHT, Sinclair ,THREATT FAMILY T
   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
TOM,WAS OUR FAMILY ALSO.WE ARE GONNA MISS HIM, TRULY.
WE ARE KEEPING YOU ALL IN PRAYER.
MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOU.
A GOOD MAN,
WE CALLED HIM UNCLE TOM.

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